Orlando (USA) – May 11, 2013 – California Hotels through its subsidiary, 8444 Investments LLC, will be converting The 297 room Metropolitan Resort to “The World’s Largest Econo Lodge”. The hotel is located at 8444 Austrian Court Way on the world renowned International Drive in Orlando, Florida.
The World’s Largest Econo Lodge on International Drive will consist of a long list of amenities that are not normally seen in Econo Lodge hotels. The hotel will consist of 297 rooms with Kings or Double Bed accommodations, the hotel will also consist of a Full Delicatessen, Free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators and iron and ironing boards inside all rooms. The Econo Lodge will also be connected to the YMCA Aquatic Center, which consists of three indoor pools, a large cardio fitness center, and four indoor racquetball courts. All guests of the hotel will receive complimentary access to the Aquatic Center during its hours of operations.
Complete Property renovation and improvements will begin in June 2013 and be completed by October 2013 in time for the Halloween Horror Nights. The hotel plans to stay open during renovations.
“We’re proud to announce our affiliation with Choice Hotels and being able to bring something grand to the table as we initiate what I hope to be a long and prosperous relationship together,” says Remo Polselli , CEO of California Hotels Corporation. “The real winner here are the customers and the city of Orlando, this couldn’t happen to better people and a better place in Orlando, International Drive.” The company plans to open additional Choice Hotel Franchises in 2013.
The property will also be adjacent to the “iDrive Live” Project, a mixed use facility consisting of hotels, retail, restaurants and entertainment as well as the 400 ft. high Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel . Free ishuttle service will be offered along iDrive to guests of the “The World’s Largest Econo Lodge Hotel”.
About California Hotels Corporation
California Hotels based in Laguna Beach, CA is a new and progressive real estate development company seeking to reposition value assets that generate long term return to investors while delivering excellent service and products to the traveling public. More information can be seen at www.newcaliforniahotel.com. Visit us on Facebook. California Hotels Corporation is also a member of www.gotohotels.com a group of select hotels across the country.
About Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge hotels are easy on the wallet for both leisure and business travelers. With over 800 locations, we are easy to find. We don’t charge extra for high-speed Internet or premium movie channels. Start your day with our free “Easy Starts™ continental breakfast featuring coffee, juice and baked goods. Econo Lodge makes it Easy when you’re on the road.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 499,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2012, 394 hotels, representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 88 hotels, representing approximately 7,800 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The company’s Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well at its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.